My mom, Gay Otey, is coming to town next Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 21, at 7:00PM, to perform her annual concert at Z Mansion, 288 N. Church. Gay is an amazing classical pianist/singer and is quite funny as well. Her CD, "Postcards", celebrates the classical piano works of Ginastera, Turina, Pinto, and Granados. "Postcards" is available online at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gayotey.
In this concert, Gay will perform a program called "Back to My Roots", celebrating her Norwegian, English, Welsh, Polish, and German heritage with piano pieces by Chopin, Grieg, Brahms and more. Diane Van Deurzen and I will sing an interlude of songs based on classical themes by Chopin, Brahms and Debussy.
Tickets are $15, available online, www.lisaotey.com, or by phone, 370.5912.
The Lisa Otey & Friends series continues:
Monday, Aug. 27 with soul/R&B singer Anna Anderson;
Monday, Sept. 10 with French jazz/pop singer/guitarist Naim Amor;
Monday, Sept. 24 with jazz & blues singer Diane Van Deurzen;
and Monday, Oct. 1 with Broadway/cabaret singer Liz McMahon